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Police Looking for Would-Be Bank Robbers

by Katie Pyzyk — December 11, 2012 at 12:20 pm 7,417 18 Comments

Police are on the lookout for three individuals who looked ready to perform a robbery this morning but, according to a bank teller, may have reconsidered at the last minute.

Around 11:00 a.m. a teller at the BB&T Bank on the 2900 block of S. Glebe Road spotted two men dressed all in black approaching the bank, police say. The teller reported that the men both had their faces covered and one had a gun, although police cannot yet confirm there was a weapon. The teller told police that just after the men walked into the first set of glass doors for the bank, they turned around and returned to a vehicle where another man was apparently waiting.

Police are currently on the lookout for the vehicle, which is described only as a silver sedan, so they can speak to the individuals. Should police catch up with the individuals and arrest them, the primary charge would be brandishing a firearm, we’re told. The individuals likely could not be charged with attempted bank robbery unless police found hard evidence of a robbery plan.

Police stress that this is an ongoing situation and they are in the very early stages of their investigation, so details may change as more information comes in. Police are also looking into a possible connection between these men and a bank robbery in Alexandria this past weekend.

This BB&T location was robbed two years ago, prompting the locking down of nearby schools.

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  • drax

    It was just citizens on their way to the uprising to resist that Courthouse building.

  • novasteve

    The only way this story could get any more Arlingtonstereotypic is if their car flips on a pile of Froyo and then gets run over by a streetcar.

    • dr seuss

      It was just your run-of-the-mill folks looking for a handout, Steve. No need to generalize :P

  • nom de guerre

    My sources tell me that Braco was in the bank and stared at the would be-robbers with his healing gaze.

    • HighViewPunk

      I knew he didn’t work for free!

  • MC 703

    I heard the Beermonger scared them off with a growler of American-Style Dark Lager available only on the west coast and in Penrose.

  • Richard Cranium

    Perhaps they were looking for a real estate bargain and Adam talked them out of it?

    • drax

      It’s never a bad time to abort a bank robbery.

  • fedworker

    It was not the Snguon bros nor was it Parks & Rec director Jane Rudolph. So please don’t go around spreading those rumors.

  • Trev

    It was just me and some brahs. I always get that place mixed up for a Pizza Hut after I tied on one last night. just carrying our i-phones not weapons. Don’t taze me brah!

  • chipotle_addict

    What ever happened to collecting evidence? Arresting someone because a bank teller maybe saw a gun? It’s not even illegal to carry a gun, is it?

    • drax

      It is to brandish it.

  • Major Pup McPuppo Jr.

    based on headline, where do i apply

  • Matchmaker

    “The individuals likely could not be charged with attempted bank robbery unless police found hard evidence of a robbery plan.”

    Found on suspect’s iPhone calendar app — Wednesday, December 11, 11:00 a.m. EDT. Rob Bank.

    In other news today, a Mr. Robert Bank of no fixed address was seen leaving Metro 29 Diner without paying for his lunch. When asked, Mr. Bank was waiting for his lunch date who was a no show.

  • Dan

    So the would-be robbers actually walked INTO the bank’s glass doors, then gave up?

    Or does the author mean that they walked through the glass doors?

  • Mack

    “Pssst! Wanna rob a bank?”

  • Suburban Not Urban

    So would actually robbing a bank down the street be evidence?

  • z00ts

    yes but let’s walk in backwards so tellers can’t tell if we robbed the bank or not.

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